207 YODEL

Tomorrow, on August 1, The Castiron’s homeland will celebrate again the Swiss National Day. Today’s subject deals with another Swiss folkloristic custom and we look back at some previous related blogposts, too.

Blogposts 50 PHOTOSTORY BLÜEMLISALP SWITZERLAND and 129 PHOTO STORY – THE MONCH gave a small impression of this country’s outstanding beauty. Additionally, blogpost 40 THE THREE, mentioned the legend of the founders of the Swiss Confederation, amongst others.

According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, yodel is a type of singing in which high falsetto and low chest notes are rapidly alternated. Yodelling occurs in passages called  Jodlers  which occur at the beginning, middle, or end of a song. Yodelling is also used as a means of communicating over moderate distances by the inhabitants of mountainous regions. It is associated with the Alpine peoples of Switzerland.

And: the yodel may not be just unique as a Swiss speciality. Anyway! Enjoy watching and listening today’s video.

See you next Friday.   -   God bless you, all the best!   The Castiron

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PS   Source reference: https://www.britannica.com/art/yodel

PPS   As an encore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Q1AfSUH4Y

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